Can I retire at age 72 with 1,970,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $1,970,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$162,681$161,232$159,818$158,438$157,091$154,234
2 years$80,535$79,035$77,582$76,172$74,805$71,938
3 years$53,157$51,650$50,200$48,804$47,459$44,670
4 years$39,470$37,968$36,533$35,161$33,848$31,159
5 years$31,260$29,768$28,351$27,007$25,731$23,149
6 years$25,789$24,308$22,912$21,598$20,360$17,888
7 years$21,883$20,413$19,040$17,757$16,558$14,197
8 years$18,954$17,498$16,147$14,896$13,737$11,486
9 years$16,677$15,235$13,908$12,688$11,568$9,427
10 years$14,857$13,429$12,125$10,937$9,857$7,822
11 years$13,369$11,955$10,675$9,518$8,477$6,547
12 years$12,129$10,730$9,474$8,349$7,346$5,518
13 years$11,082$9,697$8,464$7,371$6,406$4,677
14 years$10,184$8,814$7,605$6,543$5,615$3,983
15 years$9,407$8,052$6,866$5,835$4,944$3,405
16 years$8,728$7,388$6,225$5,225$4,370$2,920
17 years$8,129$6,804$5,665$4,694$3,875$2,511
18 years$7,598$6,287$5,171$4,231$3,445$2,164
19 years$7,122$5,827$4,734$3,823$3,071$1,869
20 years$6,695$5,414$4,345$3,462$2,743$1,616
21 years$6,310$5,043$3,996$3,142$2,454$1,400
22 years$5,959$4,708$3,683$2,857$2,200$1,214
23 years$5,640$4,403$3,401$2,602$1,975$1,054
24 years$5,347$4,125$3,145$2,373$1,775$916
25 years$5,079$3,871$2,913$2,167$1,597$797
26 years$4,831$3,639$2,702$1,982$1,439$693
27 years$4,603$3,424$2,509$1,814$1,297$604
28 years$4,391$3,227$2,332$1,662$1,170$526
29 years$4,194$3,044$2,170$1,524$1,057$458
30 years$4,010$2,875$2,022$1,399$955$399
31 years$3,839$2,718$1,885$1,285$863$348
32 years$3,678$2,571$1,758$1,180$781$304
33 years$3,528$2,435$1,642$1,086$707$265
34 years$3,387$2,308$1,534$999$640$232
35 years$3,254$2,189$1,434$919$580$202
36 years$3,129$2,078$1,342$847$525$176
37 years$3,011$1,973$1,256$780$476$154
38 years$2,899$1,875$1,176$719$432$135
39 years$2,793$1,783$1,102$663$391$118
40 years$2,693$1,697$1,033$612$355$103
41 years$2,598$1,615$968$564$322$90
42 years$2,508$1,538$908$521$292$78
43 years$2,422$1,466$852$481$265$68
44 years$2,341$1,397$800$444$241$60
45 years$2,263$1,332$751$410$219$52
46 years$2,189$1,271$706$379$198$46
47 years$2,118$1,213$663$350$180$40
48 years$2,050$1,158$623$323$164$35
49 years$1,985$1,106$586$299$149$30
50 years$1,923$1,056$550$276$135$27

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,970,000, adding $6,313 every year, while hoping to spend $20,067 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 65/17/18 Blend
71$1,970,000$1,970,000$1,970,000$1,970,000
72$2,177,452$2,073,042$2,042,507$2,308,837
73$2,378,201$2,153,270$2,089,580$2,477,945
74$2,598,754$2,236,756$2,137,557$2,659,794
75$2,841,109$2,323,640$2,186,448$2,858,038
76$3,107,469$2,414,065$2,236,261$3,074,282
77$3,400,260$2,508,183$2,287,004$3,310,291
78$3,722,154$2,606,152$2,338,686$3,568,011
79$4,076,095$2,708,135$2,391,314$3,849,580
80$4,465,329$2,814,306$2,444,895$4,157,354
81$4,893,429$2,924,843$2,499,436$4,493,928
82$5,364,333$3,039,935$2,554,941$4,862,156
83$5,882,380$3,159,777$2,611,417$5,265,182
84$6,452,351$3,284,574$2,668,867$5,706,469
85$7,079,513$3,414,540$2,727,296$6,189,828
86$7,769,670$3,549,899$2,786,707$6,719,456
87$8,529,216$3,690,884$2,847,102$7,299,978
88$9,365,197$3,837,739$2,908,481$7,936,482
89$10,285,378$3,990,718$2,970,846$8,634,576
90$11,298,313$4,150,089$3,034,195$9,400,436
91$12,413,427$4,316,130$3,098,527$10,240,862
92$13,641,108$4,489,132$3,163,839$11,163,346
93$14,992,799$4,669,398$3,230,126$12,176,138
94$16,481,113$4,857,246$3,297,383$13,288,329
95$18,119,944$5,053,009$3,365,604$14,509,930
96$19,924,606$5,257,034$3,434,779$15,851,969
97$21,911,971$5,469,684$3,504,899$17,326,595
98$24,100,631$5,691,337$3,575,952$18,947,192
99$26,511,074$5,922,392$3,647,925$20,728,503
100$29,165,876$6,163,261$3,720,803$22,686,771